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Thread: Drummond M type drive and parts query
22/04/2020 23:05:24

Rule 1 before you start your Drummond. Always do 1 revolution by hand by moving the chuck


Onto the next bit. Welding may be possible, if you have the welding skills

Build it up and file down by hand or with an angle grinder

Alternatively, make a new one, which is a major operation for a new user


Thread: Oil at $10 a barrel... or less
22/04/2020 11:03:01

Nicola Sturgeon ought to be working full time on filling the oil fields back up

22/04/2020 10:59:31


I haven't seen this kind of price since the 1970s

Might be worth filling up the swimming pool (if I had one)

Cheap commodities will fuel a bit of a boom in the short term once we get back to normal

Thread: Lawn weed and feed. How much is 35g?
22/04/2020 09:51:45
Posted by Nigel Bennett on 21/04/2020 17:34:25:

Whatever you do, don't spread it in such a cavalier fashion that the top comes off the container and you splatter the entire contents over a very small area. If you do this, the grass dies and it takes a lot of effort to regrow it. Don't ask me how I know this....


my dad spread it too thick in my folks back garden years ago

agent orange all over the place... my mum was not amused

Thread: Fixed Steady for Square Stock
22/04/2020 08:45:35

I grabbed a couple of big propshaft bearings and gearbox bearings from a taxi garage years ago

You put the bearing around the workpiece and mount it in the fixed steady

Also handy for supporting very long jobs which need work done at the chuck end


edit: that tubing idea is a great quick fix

Edited By Ady1 on 22/04/2020 08:46:55

Thread: What do you think?
17/04/2020 18:45:02

It may be the sacrificial loading point

If you toughen it up then the next part in the chain becomes the sacrificial loading point

Thread: Machining - free of charge.
16/04/2020 19:42:28

If I send you some copper pipe and scrap metal can you send me back a Heilan Lassie please Bill


Edited By Ady1 on 16/04/2020 19:43:26

Thread: "I'm gobsmacked", Mi' Duracell's leaked.
15/04/2020 20:30:04

There are a lot of counterfeits about via t'internet

If it's a critical application battery I tend to buy the outrageously priced ones from morrisons

Thread: It would happen now!
14/04/2020 16:01:46

I was talking to a house gadgets chap a few years ago and he had put in solar pv, a windy turbine, and that solar thermal water panel system on his house in Edinburgh

He was on the coast with plenty wind and a clear field of view south from his roof

The only system he recommended was those water thermal panels

everything else needed to be scaled up bigtime to be really useful

Of course all these systems are gradually becoming more and more efficient as well as cheaper

14/04/2020 08:52:56

I got a valliant a couple of years ago and its been fine, I think it's an average ok boiler, 5-10 yrs

My worcester before that was good 10+ years

They were talking about a german job which is really good when they were doing mine, the current rolls royce

It's worth asking bills plumber son which ones are the easiest to repair nowadays, some are a design nightmare and the boiler engineers hate doing them

The only brazing was around the boiler itself, the rest of the house was that bendy pipe they use nowadays which made the entire job a relative doddle

Started friday, 2 men, entire job finished sunday 6pm, absolutely everything replaced

They even stuck a gas cooker line in while the floorboards were up

Edited By Ady1 on 14/04/2020 09:09:54

14/04/2020 08:26:40

After 20 years it was going to go belly up soon anyway, so hardly an unexpected event

The entire system will need to be replaced

Thread: Concorde model maden flight
13/04/2020 16:50:21


Are there any pictures of him taking it home in the hatchback?

Thread: Roller Bearings
12/04/2020 16:12:26

I would think that at higher speeds and loads 9 is better and 8 wouldn't be as good

Thread: wide guide conversion
12/04/2020 07:47:44

A couple of other posts on this conversion



Thread: Coronavirus
11/04/2020 19:10:33

Saw not a few youngsters hanging out with each other while out today

This good weather is going to make things more difficult

Thread: Hello from sunny Yorkshire
11/04/2020 10:12:15
Posted by Howi on 11/04/2020 09:20:28:

If you go for steam, you DO NOT need a boiler, you can run them on compressed air, much cheaper and a lot less mess.

Lidl did a nice cordless hand compressor up to 100psi recently, handy for occasional use, so you don't have to buy those big clunky noisy monsters

Thread: Lockdown challenge?
10/04/2020 12:28:39

Would make a lovely ceiling fan for the hot weather

Thread: Websites for the Bored
09/04/2020 12:07:23

Things are getting seriously throttled on my BT connection over the last week or so

I'm lucky to even log in during the day at the moment, and that's in a capital city with the network upgrades

Thread: Help with Capstan Crankshaft Deflection Indicator
08/04/2020 11:09:21

Is it not easier to set it all up on "one side"

So set it at minus 13 to zero

or minus 12 to plus 1 to ensure contact is maintained

Edited By Ady1 on 08/04/2020 11:10:25

Thread: Thoughts for those falling ill
08/04/2020 07:15:29

I think he's just trying to work a 16 hour day while fighting the virus, which you really can't do

So they've shoved him into the 'ospital to force him to rest up

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